How to Get Kids to Clean: Our Chore Card System

This New Year cleaning resolution tips post is brought to you by Mr. Clean as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post. We’ve spent years trying to get the house clean(er) and the kids to be more responsible at home. Allowance didn’t help. New year’s resolutions didn’t work. Chore system after chore system failed […]

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Go number 2! (Sponsored Post)

Each year, at least one of our kids has a #2 jersey. By request. Because shouting “Go number 2!” when your kid gets up to bat? It’s just never not funny. It’s also a surefire way to get them to smile and relax before stepping up to the plate, taking a serve, to going in […]

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We’re Number One (Sponsored Post)

When I watched the first Let’s Talk Bums video, something Cherry Healey said really struck me. We use delicate, carefully selected wipes on our baby’s bottom but only harsh, dry toilet paper on our own. And it isn’t just our behinds — somewhere along the way, we take a backseat to our kids. We miss […]

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Things We Don’t Say: #LetsTalkBums Ambassador

There’s a lot I don’t talk about online. Because I don’t want to feed the trolls. Because it’s not my story to tell. Or because foster care rules keep me quiet. Then there are the things we just don’t say in polite company. If you know me in real life, you’ve heard the potty mouth, […]

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Let’s Call This “Things I Should Have Bought Sooner” (Plus Distance Doodler Giveaway)

At Christmas I saw this commercial, and I was debating buying yet another toy for the kids. For some reason, I stopped myself. Probably because it was one of those “call now and be one of the first 500 callers” things. Except, it isn’t like that at all. The commercial I saw was for the Glow Crazy Doodle Dome. […]

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Healthy Snacks for On-The-Go Kids

We are on the go a lot these days. School clubs, volleyball, soccer, Girl Scouts — last month included a total of 2 free days all month. Even with limiting the number of activities each girl can do, it is not uncommon to pick the girls up at school and head straight to the next […]

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